Welcome to the ‘Innovation’ issue of Insider Quarterly!
Insider Quarterly is about to go through a renaissance.
There has never been a better time to be an insurance journalist – the sculpture that we are circling is evolving at such a rate that by the time we have completed a full circuit, it has changed.
Given some of the eye-watering multiples that have characterised recent carrier M&A deals, it seems like a good time to query whether some of these acquisitions are worth the price paid.
Finally it has come to a stop. The goose has been cooked. The canary has croaked. The party is over. The fat lady has sung and the curtain has come down.
Once in these pages I likened a prolonged soft market to a house party that gets out of hand.
One common characteristic of the strongest leaders is that once they know something important, they are unable to ignore it.
Broker remuneration is perhaps the London market’s central preoccupation at present.